I am absolutely thrilled about these changes. This is most assuredly going to result in less support requests for me (and potentially more money for premium packages). I spend on average 2.5 hours a day on support (7 days a week) and at least a third of that is customers who purchase the theme more than 6 months ago (maybe even half). So right there, less support = more time for me to develop = more money. I already provide outstanding support every single day, so nothing will change for me on that end.
Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the idea of being able to tell my customers I’m on vacation. I haven’t taken a vacation without bringing my laptop in over 4 years, for fear of 1-star ratings from customers who have to wait 3+ days for a support response (my average support response time is less than 24 hours). Going to Disney with my two small kids in November… it would be awesome to not have to bring my laptop… just sayin’
I believe this just started occurring today, but I could be mistaken…
On my portfolio page when I change the sorting the Date Published option remains selected (even though the item order does indeed change) and the ASC/DESC selector always stays the same.
Also, a little more concerning… the Date Published order is completely incorrect for my items. Anyone else noticing this on their portfolio pages?
The first thing that strikes me is the typography, it needs some work. Also, maybe it’s too similar to other themes that already exist? I’m not sure because I don’t really have my finger on the pulse of the one page parallax style theme niche, but it seems like I’ve seen similar to this before. Also word of warning, they might make you take down the link to your theme demo, I can’t remember if that’s against forum rules or not. Keep trying though, the functionality of it is pretty slick!
I know right!? I tried to create an account at this marketplace but it said my username was already taken. Ugh that sucks, especially because it’s like now I can’t ever create that account on that site because it’s been defiled. I guess if anything let this be a word of warning to my fellow theme authors: go to all of the other legit marketplaces and grab up your username as soon as you can so this doesn’t happen to you.
(not saying to upload your themes there just saying to grab your username so other people don’t use them to pirate your company).
There is a certain competing marketplace which I shall not name here (it is a market full of creative people…) where my ENTIRE company has been pirated. Someone created an account using my company name, logo, marketing, and ALL my themes and is selling them and then passing its customers to me for support. Obviously my themes (and everyone else’s) are being pirated all of the Internet, so it’s not that I’m so concerned about that. What bothers me is that what if ThemeForest sees that? Will they check with me first to verify if this is really me? Or will they just automatically assume I’m breaking my exclusive license terms and selling my themes at other sites? That would of course result in an immediate suspension of my account and would be disastrous.
Has this happened to you? If so, what did you do about it? Should I officially inform ThemeForest just so they have on record that I’m not selling my themes other places?
P.S. Yes I’ve contacted this other marketplace already and told them to delete the shop and all themes associated with it.
Huh, I searched “IE8” on the forums before I posted this and didn’t see that topic. Thanks a lot for pointing me in that direction, I’ll head over to that topic if I need follow up!
Last time I submitted a theme it was required to support IE8. I’m hoping, but not expecting, that this is no longer the case. However if I still do need to support IE8, is there any info about when this requirement might be going away?
I have built an extensive framework that adds an interface in the theme options that allows users to create minisites. The minisites are built using custom post types. What that means is, my themes enable the user to create an unlimited number of custom post types which are named by the user. This is a huge seller and does not exist anywhere else as far as I know, and it is not based on shortcodes – it is core theme functionality. When my users switch to different themes they can easily convert the post types of all of their posts back to standard posts using the Convert Post Types plugin, and users all so far have been totally fine with this method.
I’m having trouble interpreting the new theme requirements in my scenario. Can a staff member weigh in on whether or not my framework jives with the new requirements or has become completely null and voided? Thanks!
I’ve experienced this myself. Sales seem to be clustered. I’ll get 4 or 5 sales within an hour or two, and the none for several hours, then another cluster. I have no idea why it happens, but I have definitely noticed it, and I’ve gotten relatively used to it.